I haven’t been doing much writing for the past year other than to-do lists and emails, which has left me feeling dull and uninspired. What better way to encourage a little literary discipline than a writing challenge? I hope to reinvigorate my creativity with this challenge.
Robert Lee Brewer has a lovely list of 86 poetic forms on the Writer’s Digest website. The forms may dictate meter, rhyme, length, style, or any other poetic element. I will do my best to write one a day, but I’m a realist—I haven’t written in a while, and the point is just to get writing!
The list is ordered alphabetically, so I thought I’d start there, but I may choose to jump around. So here we go, beginning with Abstract Poetry, also known as Sound Poetry. The text itself is quite stupid, but it makes me laugh.
Saturday Morning at the Diner
Be Early… Be Early… Burble the brew… Bring near boil… Buy Brian a bran bar…
Run! Run rolls then ready rooms then rub royal-red-raspberry-rhubarb-rye!
Egg bake. Get egg bake. Get egg bake back to Pegleg Meg to take.
Apply the apron to the patron to pay the matron for her bacon.
Kill the will to fill the bill with spills but keep it neat and sweet and cheap.
Feast on exotic foods of Luxembourg expertly paired with expensive flax.
Away the day with a nice Earl Grey, gourmet whey, and lunch buffet.
Sardine sammies with sesame seed and soy sauce satisfy salty savory tastes.
Too much to do to and get into to continue my rendezvous AT THE DINER.